Independent, ambitious, and always on the move, those born under the sign of the Aardvark believe that success comes before all other things. Though they are friendly and social, Aardvarks have a burning desire deep inside of themselves to survive and to conquer.

Members of this sign are very independent. They usually learn from an early age that the best way to get what they want is to earn it. While other minor zodiac signs in the birth chart may dilute the strength of this work ethic, it is nonetheless inherent in the consciousness of every Aardvark. Driven in part by ambition and part by fear, those born under this sign yearn for financial stability, but at the same time are more comfortable taking risks than many of their peers.

Overall, this combination (Capricorn in the year of the Rat) is typically a very good one. The Rat keeps Capricorn socially aware and Capricorn gives the Rat an outlet for all of its otherwise nervous energy. When balanced, the sign of Aardvark becomes a sign of quick-witted ambition, drive with purpose, and an unstoppable work ethic. When unbalanced, though, Aardvarks can be workaholics driven by the fear of failure, or hermits who see the world as both a threat to their well-being and as an enemy to be conquered. Aardvarks do best when they can integrate themselves and their goals with their surroundings and succeed from inside the structured social environment.

Ultimately, Aardvarks are survivors first. Like their animal namesake, they don’t like to put parameters on their hunting grounds, preferring to go where the most opportunity is available at any given time. They aren’t the types to ever feel like their job is done and will claw and scratch their way to even the smallest advancements. Aardvarks don’t rely on luck to get by - they rely only on themselves.

It is perhaps because of this that Aardvarks are very opinionated. They simply cannot understand why everyone doesn’t work as hard as they do and have little sympathy for anyone who chooses pleasure over ambition. This is quite possibly the least attractive trait of this strong-willed sign. While their nature is to be supportive and sympathetic to their family and friends, they secretly can’t stand it when people don’t take their advice. At the same time, others often look at the Aardvark and see someone who is stressed out, controlling, and conceited, which only makes them want to listen to their advice less.

Most members of this sign will reach a point where they have to slow down. Everyone needs to find balance, and this is particularly true with this sign. At some point (usually after they have reached some of their big goals), they will realize that success and victory are not enough to create their own happiness. They need to make time to relish the simple joys in life. don’t have to be so black or white.


When they do make themselves available, Aardvarks make true and loyal friends, but only to a few people at a time. They usually have lots of acquaintances, and particularly enjoy networking with others in their career field. On a personal level, members of this sign are sincere, compassionate, charming, and funny. It’s no surprise that their friends often lament the limited amount of time they get to spend with their Aardvark friend.

For Aardvarks, romantic relationships can be challenging. While they treasure the idea of being loved and being in love, they also don’t feel comfortable settling down in partnerships. This is because they have come to rely on themselves so much that partnering with others often feels like it is holding them back. While they would do best with someone who could help them relax and stop to smell the roses, they are more likely to choose a partner who can help them achieve their goals. Aardvarks are also notoriously bad at breaking off relationships that are no longer working. They don’t like to burn bridges, but in exchange a lot of relationships are left unresolved, leading to hurt feelings and romantic complications. Again, living a balanced life is the best way to change this behavior, if they decide they want to.


Aardvarks are natural managers. They do very well in roles where they are administrators of duties to others. They themselves will need to play a key role in whatever organization they are in or they will get restless and need to find a job where they can be more involved, as this is the most common way for Aardvarks to get ahead in life.

Aardvarks are also very political and are not afraid to voice their opinions. Politics in general is a realm that they can really get into, but they must be careful that ambition doesn’t turn into obsession. Too often Aardvarks choose a career strictly for status, money, or recognition. In these situations it is far too easy for them to become consumed by their work and can end up driving those close to them away with their esoteric and aggressive behavior.

Careers that work especially well for this sign include lawyer, politician, real estate agent, manager, administrator, stock broker, director, and entrepreneur. Because of the great importance Aardvarks tend to place on their career, it is recommended that each individual choose a path that calls to them on a deeper level than money or status. This will not only help them stay balanced but will keep them from burning out too quickly.



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Aardvarks have the Tropical Sun sign of Capricorn, and are born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rat.

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